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Because of the work God has done in me over the past six years, I was able to own these emotions without feeling shame. I could look at them, have compassion for myself, and allow God’s truths to wash over me. Even if I didn’t do well in the callback, I am still a child of God.
So what’s our part? As the church, what can we do? How are we to respond to something so offensive yet so common that the body created its own hashtag, #churchtoo, to point to the sexual, relational and spiritual abuse that happens within our walls?
Another stigma that needs to be broken is that Christians don't wrestle with mental health...or that they can be cured overnight if they just believe in Jesus enough. Please don't believe those lies.
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